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We have produced twelve monoclonal antibodies (McAB) against carp-II parvalbumin. Three of them, designated 235, 239, 267 recognize determinants conserved in fish, chicken, mouse, rat, monkey and human parvalbumin. We show their use in the qualitative detection of parvalbumin (PV) by immunohistochemistry, in the quantitation of parvalbumin by(More)
Lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP) belongs to the spectrum of primary cutaneous CD30-positive lymphoproliferative disorders. Clinically, LyP is characterized by a variable number of self-healing papulo-nodular lesions, with the typical waxing and waning course. Histologically, 4 types (A, B, C, and D) have been delineated. Angioinvasive growth and large ulcers(More)
Metastatic melanoma represents a complex and heterogeneous disease for which there are no therapies to improve patient survival. Recent expression profiling of melanoma cell lines identified two transcription signatures, respectively, corresponding with proliferative and invasive cellular phenotypes. A model derived from these findings predicts that in vivo(More)
We have produced 25 clones secreting antibodies directed against chicken Calbindin D-28k. Two of them, 300 and 318, recognize determinants conserved in fish, chicken, mouse, rat, rabbit, monkey and human Calbindin D-28k. We demonstrate their use in the immunohistochemical localization of Calbindin D-28k, and in the detection of Calbindin D-28k on(More)
Calcium ions have a pivotal role in many neuronal activities, but little is known about their involvement in the cortical processing of visual information. Using immunohistochemical methods, we have now detected a calcium-binding protein, calbindin-D-28K, which may confer on certain compartments of cortical area 17 the ability to modulate Ca2+ metabolism.(More)
The role of angiogenesis in neoplastic disorders is supported by the evidence that tumor growth beyond a certain size requires induction of new blood vessels. The extent of tumor-associated angiogenesis, measured as microvessel density (MVD), has shown to correlate with aggressiveness and the prognostic outcome in several malignant neoplasms. Few data have(More)
BACKGROUND Bullous pemphigoid (BP), pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and pemphigus foliaceus (PF) are autoimmune bullous diseases characterized by the presence of tissue-bound and circulating autoantibodies directed against disease-specific target antigens of the skin. Although rare, these diseases run a chronic course and are associated with significant morbidity(More)
Radial artery (RA) bypass grafts can develop severe vasospasm. As histamine is known to induce vasospasm, its effect on RA was assessed compared with the classic bypass vessels internal mammary artery (MA) and saphenous vein (SV). The vessels were examined in organ chambers for isometric tension recording. Histamine induced contractions on baseline; the(More)
Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) infection induces self-limiting cutaneous lesions in an immunocompetent host that can undergo spontaneous regression preceded by local inflammation. On histology, a large majority of MCV-induced lesions are characterized by islands of hyperplastic epithelium containing infected keratinocytes and surrounded by scarce(More)
Primary cutaneous marginal zone lymphomas (pcMZL) belong to the primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (pCBCL) group. They are characterized by their restriction to the skin and a high likelihood of recurrence after various treatment modalities. First-line therapy consists of surgery and radiotherapy. These therapies may not always be indicated in young patients(More)